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<p>43, 44.
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<p>* Nell Walker was tried in July last, for picking 3 l. out of
<persName id="t17321206-40-person297"> John Willoughy
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Pocket, vid. Sessions Paper, Numb. 6. P. 155.</p>
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person299" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> for assaulting me, and threatning to fire my House. My Wife and I had been hunting up and down for her, and at last, between 8 and 9 at Night, we met her at the End of Sheer Lane by Temple Bar. Says I to my Wife, there's
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person302" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> kept by one Jones. I sent my Wife with the Warrant to get a Constable. Then the Gang that uses that House set upon me, and tore me and hal'd me about like mad; I warrant you there was twenty or thirty of them seiz'd me. You Rogue, says one, and you Dog, says the other, I'll do this, and I'll do that. Then I saw
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person304" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , and went away. Then I seized Gale, and said, you shan't go now, till I get a Constable for you. And upon that all the Gang fell abroad on me again, and got her away directly, but my Wife took her in about a quarter of an Hour after, by the Judge's Warrant. I got a Warrant next Day from Justice Newton, and took Walker.</p>
<p>Gale. Did you mention the Robbery that Night? Freeman. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person305" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . We met Gale as she was turning up Sheer Lane. Says I to my Husband, Stephen! there's
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person306" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ! She turned back and said, what do you want with
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person307" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? so she went into a Brandy Shop, and my Husband sent me with the Warrant, and when I came back, there was a great Uproar, and she run away; and a Boy told me, that the Woman that had beat and robb'd my Husband was run up Stairs into
<persName id="t17321206-40-person308"> Peter Wattle
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<p>Gale. Freeman met me, and said, Mrs. Gale, I have a Judge's Warrant. Where is your Tip-staff, says I, to serve it? I have none, says he. Where's your Constable then? says I. Why, says he, I am one; and with that he pull'd out a Constable's Staff. You a Constable! says I, how came they to make a Foot Soldier a Constable? so went in to drink at Mrs. Jones's, and had a Quartern of Liquor; and he was so far from losing 15 s. that he had not enough to pay the Reckoning; for when Mrs. Jones asked him for the Money, he said he could not pay till his Wife came, and she afterwards paid for it. He took me into a Tipstaff's House, and he and his Wife-tore my Gown off my Back, and tumbled me in the Dirt ; and he did not charge me with the Robbery till 5 Days after I was committed.</p>
<p>Then the Copy of the Warrant for her Commitment was read. It was for an Assault, without any mention of a Felony, and dated November 6.</p>
<p>Freeman. I was robb'd on the second of November, and changed her on the third.</p>
<p>Court. It's a little strange, that you who was robb'd on the second, and got a Warrant on the sixth, should say nothing then of this Robbery, but only charge her with an Assault.</p>
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<p>Court. What Business do you follow?</p>
<p>Kate. I keep a public House in Fleet Lane ; 'tis a Brandy Shop.</p>
<p>Freeman. She keeps no House, she's a common Night-walker.</p>
<p>Constable. I executed Alderman Billers's Warrant on
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<p>Then the Warrant was read. It was for apprehending
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<p>Court. It was not for your Credit to produce this Warrant [to
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the Castle Alehouse in Sheer Lane, when Freeman brought in Gale, and several more of these Women came with them. There was a great Disturbance and Confusion. I understood he had first carried her to Mr. Davis's, who would not take Charge of her, because she was not brought by a proper Officer. Freeman said he had a Judge's Warrant against her for an Assault, but I heard him make no mention of a Robbery. And he having no Authority to detain her, she made her Escape by the help of the Woman who came with her.
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<interp inst="t17321206-40-person318" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , she in the red short Cloak there, and her Sister, and the Prisoners too, are pretty well known in this Court.</p>
<persName id="t17321206-40-person319"> Nan Pearse
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<p>Court. Have not you another Name?</p>
<p>Pearse. Yes, I have had two Husbands, the first is dead, and his Name was Pearse, and I am Buck's Sister. Nay, you shan't catch me in a Lie; I ow'd Mrs. Jones, the Woman that keeps the Chandler's Shop, 7 s. 6 d. and so -</p>
<p>Court. What do you know of the Prisoners?</p>
<p>Pearse. Freeman brought
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<p>Court. Do you know any thing of the Robbery?</p>
<p>Pearse. No, but only he charged me with it, and I was discharged by Alderman Billers.</p>
<p>- Thorp. Freeman and his Wife came to my House (the Ship Alehouse in the Old Bailey) and desired me to go with them to look for Gale. We went to Wind-mill-hill, and from thence to Gale's Sister's in Shoe Lane, where we drank to the Tune of half a Crown, and then we and two others went
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173212060022"/> to the Hay-market, and mist of her there to. But coming back by the End of Sheer-Lane, his Wife called to him, and said, Freeman, here the Bitch is. He came up, and damn you, you Bitch, says he, I have catch'd you now. He had but 15 d. when he went out, and he spent 4 d. at the White-Lion in the Old-Bailey; and when we came to Gale's Sister's, his Wife paid 2s. of the Reckoning, because he had not enough to pay the Whole. And as he was going home, I ask'd his Wife if he had lost 15 s. Damn him, a Son of a Bitch, says she, who would trust him with 15 s. to get drunk with?</p>
<p>Mrs. Wattle. I keep a Coffee-house in Ship-yard by Temple Bar. I was above Stairs when Gale came running up, and shut me in, and cry'd, for God-sake hide me. I was frighted. The Constable, and Freeman and his Wife followed. I ask'd 'em what was the Matter, and if she had robb'd 'em? and Mrs. Freeman said no.</p>
<p>Several other Witnesses swore that Freeman kept a vile House in White-Fryars ; that he said he knew nothing of the Robbery till next Day; and that he offered to make it up for 10 Guineas.</p>
<p>Freeman swore it was all false, and that they offered him 10 Guineas to make it up. The Jury found the Prisoners
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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